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Meet EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® alum Ashif Mawji.

Learn how The Alberta Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society shifted gears to support the government’s response to COVID‑19.

Times of uncertainty encourage innovation.

The Entrepreneur Shift is a series of interviews that dives deeper into the pivots Canadian entrepreneurs have made while navigating COVID-19. Each episode, our host, Victoria McQueen, speaks with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ alumni to provide insight into the current and future climate of their industry.

Ashif Mawji
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2002 Prairies winner, Young Entrepreneur

Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society
This advisory agency provides advice to government to help civil society groups address pressing social issues across Alberta.

What fuels you?

The ability to make the world a better place for all around us is a key driver for me. The question I ask before I undertake a project is, “How does this lift the people around me?”

What are you most proud of?

My family — my wife and our two kids — make me the proudest. I am so lucky to have such an amazing family, who is always there to support me in every way. Nothing I have done or will do is possible without their unconditional support.

What has COVID-19 taught you personally and professionally?

Personally:  Live life to the fullest. Cherish your family and friends. Focus on the positives.

Professionally:  There’s more you can do to lift those around you. Engage, activate and execute. Use this reboot to yield even more positive outcomes.

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